Sir Keir Starmer
Britain Labour Party Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer speaks with the press in front of the entrance of the European Commission building prior to meet with EU officials, in Brussels on November 7, 2018. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images)

Sir Keir Starmer Talks Tax Extension

Labour has requested an extension to the oil and gas tax to support an end to energy price caps.

Caps – the maximum amount a provider can set for average usage – are expected to exceed $4,350 in October and  $5,181 in January.

As per leader Sir Keir Starmer, it was assumed that the normal family would save around $ 1,214. The government said it has provided approximately $ 44.9 billion in funding to help people over the winter.

Sir Keir has revealed his party’s plan to support an energy bill of around $35.2 billion, declaring that Labour  “wouldn’t let people pay a penny more” for winter fuel costs. He stated that halting the price cap at the current level of around $2,393 per year for the ordinary household would decrease inflation by four percentage points. 

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Sir Keir Explains Inflation

Inflation reached 9.4% in June, the all-time high in over 40 years. The Bank of England has cautioned it could go higher at over 13% this year. 

The primary reason behind high inflation is skyrocketing energy bills brought by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, despite households already being affected by soaring petrol, diesel, and food costs. 

Regarding power, Labour stated that it would compensate for the plans for higher tax revenues from oil and gas manufacturers. 

The government revealed in May a windfall tax on oil and gas company revenues of 25%, which it predicts will increase to around $6.07 billion in its first year. 

According to Labour, it would conclude an “absurd loophole,” dating to January and counting for increasing oil and gas prices, which it stated would increase $9.7 billion.

Furthermore, the party said it would increase around $17 billion from other measures like decreasing the $485.5 energy rebate and leaving funding made by the Conservative leadership contenders.

Sir Keir stated that his party would also decrease the inflation rate, resulting in a trim in the government’s debt by enveloping 19 million households over the next few years.

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